Have you ever read a book, DNFed it or hated it the first time round and put it down, letting it simmer for a good few months before returning to pick it up again and then ended up loving it so much you can’t form words? Well, these three series did exactly that to me.
I used to DNF as though I was getting paid to do that (I’m not of course) but I’ve definitely been doing it lesser haha.
Sometimes, we chance upon the correct book at the correct time and we fall Irrevocably in love with it.
Here are my top 3 series I’m glad I waited out.
- The Mortal Instruments
Okay, the first time round, I totally DNFed the book. I actually heard of this series because of the movie (which I totally didn’t like) and wanted to read the series, but I DNFed it because usually after I watch the movie or the TV show I can’t read the book because I already imagine everything in my head.
The 2nd time I tried reading it, was more recent after I was waiting for the 2nd half of the 3rd season of the Shadowhunters TV (Which I did like) show did I finally pick up the series and I ended up LOVING it. I read it in this order (TMI 1-3, TID 1, TMI 4, TID 2 , TMI 5, TID 3, TMI 6, TDA 1-3).
I was definitely daunted when I heard about the whole incest thing (which thankfully wasn’t the case as to the main characters), but it definitely threw me off at the start. Also, when I saw that there were 12 books, I was definitely daunted, but at that time, I had no idea it would change my life.
I fell in the love with the series and world building and really grew to love the characters as though they were my own friends. I especially adored The Dark Artifices (I feel like a lot of people prefer TMI and TID).
- A Court of Thorns and Roses
The first time round, I definitely DNFed this book because I didn’t like it (It was when it was still fresh off the press). The 2nd time, many people (who have read the series) mentioned that things picked up in the 2nd book so I gave the series a go.
And I totally fell in love with it.
Similar the to the Shadowhunter chronicles, I ended up loving the characters (shoutout to Rhys and Azriel) and the world building even though I not a big fan of books with faeries. I did also see a spoiler for Rhys and I think I wanted to see what the hype was all about and gave in.
- Throne of Glass
And last on the list if Throne of Glass! As of now that I’m writing this post (11th August) I still haven’t read the other books (I’ve read the 1st two but forgot completely what happened). Though I saw smaller spoilers (not too life damaging), I can say that it has definitely piqued my interest in picking up the series and trying to finish it once and for all.
Special mention, The Cruel Prince! I didn’t DNF the book, but I definitely wasn’t impressed the first time round I read the 1st book. I didn’t understand why everyone was so hyped up about Jude and Cardan (Now I know). I gave it another go and really ended up liking it and continued on to The Wicked King which totally destroyed me. I need the last book ASAP.
So here are my top 3 series I glad I waited out! What about you? Are there book series you waited out and ended up loving or hating it? Let me know in the comments down below!